Complete List of Past Events
Elaine Pagels (Mar 19, 2013) - Elaine Pagels is a renowned religious scholar, Harrington Spear Paine Professor of Religion at Princeton University, and author of numerous books, including The Gnostic Gospels and Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, and Politics in the Book of Revelation.
Jared Diamond (Jan 9, 2013) - Jared Diamond, author of The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn From Traditional Societies?, is a professor of geography at UCLA. He began his scientific career in physiology and expanded into evolutionary biology and biogeography. He is the author of Collapse and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Guns, Germs, and Steel. In The World Until Yesterday, he surveys the differences between the “traditional” societies and [...]
Ray Kurzweil (Nov 26, 2012) - Ray Kurzweil, author of How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed, is a true pioneer and one of the leading inventors of our time.
Steven Pinker (Oct 2, 2012) - Steven Pinker, Harvard College Professor and Johnstone Family Professor in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University. He conducts research on language and cognition and is the author of numerous books, including, most recently,The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined.
Rosanne Cash (Sep 26, 2011) - Critically acclaimed singer and songwriter, Rosanne Cash, author of Composed: A Memoir (Penguin). Interviewed by Nick Spitzer, producer and host of "American Routes" on NPR.
Neil Simon (Nov 25, 1996) - playwright and Pulitzer winner. Interviewed by Jon Jory, Former artistic director of Actors Theater of Louisville.
Sister Helen Prejean (Oct 12, 1996) - Counselor to death row inmates and author of Dead Man Walking. Interviewed by Stephen Bright, Director of Southern Center for Human Rights, native of Danville, Kentucky, UK graduate and Yale Professor.
Bill Bradley (May 13, 1996) - three time Senator, Olympic gold medallist and Rhodes Scholar. Interviewed by Eleanor Clift, former White House Correspondent, contributing editor, Newsweek and Fox News.